September 29, 2004: Headlines: COS - Colombia: Election2004 - Kerry: Hollister Free Lance: Colombia RPCV Franz M. Schneider defends Kerry's honor

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Colombia RPCV Franz M. Schneider defends Kerry's honor

Colombia RPCV Franz M. Schneider defends Kerry's honor

Colombia RPCV Franz M. Schneider defends Kerry's honor

Defending Kerryís honor

Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Dear Editor,

Is Mr. Jones seriously suggesting that John Kerry did not receive an honorable discharge and is trying to hide the truth?

The truth is that according to public documents (and isnít it wonderful how the documents rather than the service become the issue?) John Kerry did serve with honor in Vietnam. The truth is that George Bush served in the Texas Air National Guard. Itís also pretty clear, no matter what documents you do or donít find, that he was given special treatment. Thatís not a crime, but letís not pretend it didnít happen. The truth is that neither John Edwards nor Dick Cheney served in the military, through Edwards never got any deferments because there wasnít a draft then.

For full disclosure, I got pretty much the same deferments that Dick Cheney got, at about the same time. My wife and I did two years in the Peace Corps in Colombia.

So I didnít serve in the military either, but then Iím not impugning the honor, character and integrity of those who did - honorably. Suggesting that Kerry has a dirty secret to hide seems less than honorable.

Franz M. Schneider, Hollister





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